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Trump Tweet Gets San Antonio Cops in Trouble

They'll be disciplined for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself posing with uniformed police officers as he prepared to board his plane at the San Antonio International Airport—and now at least 14 of those officers are facing disciplinary measures over their attire. They were shown in the video wearing the... More »

Teen Athlete Rescues the National Anthem

Texas volleyball player Marina Garcia belts out song after CD malfunction

(Newser) - Marina Garcia was all ready to play for her Texas high school's volleyball team Friday night, but she had one task to take care of before the first spike: rescuing the national anthem. Fox 29 reports that the senior stepped up to the mic when something went awry with... More »

Couple Married 58 Years Die Hand-in-Hand

'I just can't believe something like this would ever happen'

(Newser) - A few months after suffering a stroke, George Rodriquez died July 5 with his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years grasping his hand. Three hours later, Ora Lee Rodriquez was dead, too. It's like something out of The Notebook, daughter Corina Martinez tells Fox 29 . "I... More »

'Truly Miraculous' Find: the Original Alamo?

Artifacts suggest site of San Antonio's first mission

(Newser) - Bet you don't remember the original Alamo. When the World Heritage site we know as the Alamo opened in San Antonio as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, it wasn't the first iteration of the mission. Archeologists now think it was initially founded at a different site in... More »

How School Teaches Science: Jump-Roping With Cat Intestines

Though Texas district says it'll change lesson plan after anatomy class video went viral

(Newser) - A "concerned whistleblower" blew long and hard by sending a video to PETA that showed a Texas high school class jumping rope with cat intestines—but the school district says it was all part of a lesson plan that wasn't meant to be cruel to animals, per KENS... More »

2 Kids Restrained Like Dogs, 6 Others Rescued in Texas

'To call this horrific would be an understatement'

(Newser) - Authorities removed eight children—two of whom had been restrained like dogs in the backyard—from a San Antonio home late Thursday night, the AP reports. Their parents were nowhere to be found. According to KSAT , an anonymous woman called 911 shortly before midnight to report a child crying for... More »

2 Dead in Shooting at Texas Air Force Base

Signs point to murder-suicide

(Newser) - A fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas on Friday appears to be a murder-suicide, the AP reports. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, says Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith. "It's... More »

School Cop Body-Slams 12-Year-Old Girl in Video

Joshua Kehm has been placed on paid leave

(Newser) - A school police officer is on paid leave after a video surfaced showing him body-slamming a 12-year-old girl, apparently knocking her unconscious. The video recorded March 29 opens showing San Antonio Independent School District Police Officer Joshua Kehm with his arms around sixth-grader Janissa Valdez at Rhodes Middle School. "... More »

Tabloid Backs Off Threat to Publish Cops' Addresses After Shooting

It came after a black man was killed in San Antonio

(Newser) - Police in San Antonio, Texas, say that an officer shot and killed Antronie Scott last week after he mistook the 36-year-old black man's cellphone for a gun, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Now the case is generating national headlines after the editor of a local tabloid raised the idea... More »

Porn Site's Scholarship Goes to Middle-Aged Mom

Her boss is accused of trying to have her killed

(Newser) - MaryAnn Uribe has had a rough few years. In 2014, for instance, her former employer allegedly tried to have her killed. But, thanks to a purveyor of Internet pornography, things are looking up for the 48-year-old mother of two in San Antonio, Texas. Uribe has been announced as the recipient... More »

33 Years After Infamous Pee, Ozzy Returns to the Alamo

His lifetime ban was lifted more than 20 years ago

(Newser) - Older, more sober, and no longer wearing pink tights, Ozzy Osbourne returned to the Alamo on Thursday, 33 years after he peed on a monument at the site sacred to Texans in what became one of the most infamous moments of his career. The rocker was in San Antonio filming... More »

Day Care Shuttered After Baby Bitten 27 Times

Parents say unlicensed Texas operator waited 4 hours to call them

(Newser) - When John and Jeanette Betancourt were alerted Friday that their 4-month-old son had been bitten at his San Antonio day care, Jeanette went to pick him up and noticed the day care operator was holding the infant close to her body. "She finally turns my son around and the... More »

Man Shot With Arms Raised Threatened 'Suicide by Cop'

2nd video, not yet released, shows better view of incident: DA

(Newser) - Minutes before two police officers shot and killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores in San Antonio on Friday, a 911 dispatcher said the suspect was "threatening suicide by cop." Officers arrived at a home after reports of a 38-year-old woman with a head injury and a 2-month-old child with a... More »

In 'Troubling' Video, Cops Kill Suspect With Arms Raised

San Antonio police say there's more than meets the eye

(Newser) - A disturbing video shot Friday in Texas appears to show the fatal police shooting of a suspect while his arms are raised in surrender. The KSAT video , which runs more than four minutes and was shot from a distance, shows two Bexar County Sheriff deputies, Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez,... More »

San Antonio May Annex the Land Around It

Move would make it America's 5th biggest metropolis

(Newser) - How does a city jump from being America's seventh-largest to its fifth? In the case of San Antonio, by grabbing the land around it. The Texas city is considering annexing as many as 66 square miles of land around it, a move that would boost its population by 200,... More »

Obama Picks San Antonio Mayor for Housing Secretary

Julian Castro called possible future VP nominee

(Newser) - President Obama has chosen San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as the next housing secretary, Democratic insiders tell the New York Times . Castro, who has been mayor since 2009, was the 2012 Democratic National Convention's keynote speaker, and he has been named as a possible future VP candidate, the Times... More »

SeaWorld Burglars Turn Out to Be ... Frat Pledges

2 were apprehended, admit to also stealing ice cream

(Newser) - Amid the annals of deadly fraternity hazing stories comes one that involves ... marine mammals and Dippin' Dots. Two of as many as seven alleged burglars who busted their way into San Antonio's SeaWorld around 2am Wednesday say they were there on orders from a frat they were pledging, though... More »

Bigfoot's Corpse? Hunter Says He's Got It

Rick Dyer claims to have body of legendary creature

(Newser) - This time hunter Rick Dyer has really captured Bigfoot—like really for real. And he's released an image of a creature that he says will ensure his place in history, the Huffington Post reports. "Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy—Bigfoot is real," he told KSAT . "... More »

Texas Student's Last Words: 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

University police officer kills student, saying he resisted arrest

(Newser) - A student at a Christian university was shot dead on Friday for allegedly resisting arrest, but fellow students are struggling to believe the official story, CNN reports. It goes like this: Robert Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights, was "driving erratically at... More »

Mexican Killer, 17, Goes Free, Moves to Texas

US citizen Edgar Jimenez Lugo has finished 3-year sentence

(Newser) - After serving three years in a Mexican detention center, a 17-year-old who says he killed four people has been released—and his next stop is San Antonio, Texas. There, the US-born Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as "El Ponchis," will be sent to a "support center,"... More »

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